Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Sinke captures Skyview Drags PMRA event:

Sinke captures Skyview Drags PMRA event: Dominates strong 12-car field on eighth-mile track

By Bruce F. Mehlenbacher Director of Operations

August 20, 2005, Tioga Center, NY - Larry Sinke was the dominate driver in the fourth scheduled Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA) http://www.promodifiedracing.com/ event, held at Skyview Drags last Saturday night.

“We were really dialed in,” said Sinke, of Welland, ON. “This is a great track. We do well on the eighth-mile strips, and for our first time here, I’m really pleased with our results.”

With 12 Pro Modifieds on hand for the race, Sinke was number one qualifier and received the Darren Mayer Performance Engineering (DMPE) Low Qualifier Bonus with a 4.187-second pass in his 1967 Nova SS. Taking number two qualifying spot was Andy Jensen of Nesepeck, PA, in his 1965 Corvette with a 4.32-second run.

And in the final, Jensen met up with Sinke for a good race, but the Hammer Racing entry of Sinke took the final with a 4.223-second, 173.19-mph pass over Jensen’s 4.397-second, 165.49 run in the Jensen Tech car.

“We were pleased with our efforts tonight,” said Jensen after the final. “This is a good group of competitors, and Larry was real strong all night.”

In semi-final action, Sinke took out Hamilton, ON’s Bruce Boland in his 1953 Corvette, who qualified fourth. Boland ran a 4.536-second, 159.78-mph pass to Sinke’s winning 4.207-second, 161.46-mph. Number three qualifier and winner of the Luskville Dragway PMRA event Joe Lilienthal of Kenmore, NY, fell victim to Jensen. Lilienthal and his 1968 Jeep ran a 4.785-second, 129.70-mph lap against Jensen’s winning 4.604-second, 161.96-mph run.

Winning the Chicago-style Shootout and the Bear’s Performance Products Consistent Qualifier Bonus was Kasey Janzen of St. Catharines, ON, in his KC Motorsports 1993 Chevy Lumina over Jack Grainy of North Tonawanda, NY in the Grainy Brothers 1990 Beretta.

Janzen, who qualified fifth in the 12-car field, won the race with a 4.559-second, 155.65-mph run over the 5.14-second, 109.24 pass of Grainy.

Skyview Drags track management was pleased with its inaugural PMRA event, and would like to see the teams return to its track. ”We had a great time and received great feedback from this show. Hope to see you next year,” stated Amy Culver, Skyview Drags Track Manager.

The Skyview Drags event was the fourth scheduled stop in the 2005 PMRA tour. The race at Lancaster Motorsports Park in Clarence, NY the night before the Skyview Drags stop was rained out.

Next event in the PMRA series is to be held September 2-4 at Toronto Motorsports Park.

For information about Toronto Motorsports Park call 1.905.772.0303 (Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET) or visit online at http://www.torontomotorsportspark.com/.

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